Monday, 2 March 2015

PaperArtsy Challenge - Miniature Art

Quite some time ago I started a project using one of the wooden house frames - if I remember rightly I actually bought it at one of the Artsycraft retreats in Warrington! It was one of those UFOs put away in the cupboard and forgotten about!

The latest PaperArtsy challenge reminded me about it and gave me the impetus to finally finish it and it now resides in my sewing room!

I painted the house with Fresco Rose and dry brushed with Very Berry and Snowflake, papered the walls with some scraps from my stash and then set about filling each of the 'rooms'.

 I found this vintage miniature sewing machine on ebay, The fabric bolts were made from cardboard and wrapped in scraps of fabric from my sewing room

How cute is this mini hat stand I bought on ebay? The hat was from my stash

I made the hat boxes from a template I downloaded from here.

I made a hanging rail from a wooden skewer. The dress form was a buy on ebay and the scissors ch√Ętelaine was a free gift from a cross stitching magazine may moons ago.

This fab little pincushion was made using a bottle top! Here is the link for the instructions

The antique button cards were downloaded but unfortunately I can't remember where. The white flat backed cotton reel at the back is a plaster cast I bought from Leandra at one of the Artsycraft weekends.

Tiny spools and wooden basque
Mini basket filled with lace
Lace & velvet ric rac, a couple of TH mannequin die cuts on the sides finished off the project.

Thanks for the challenge Leandra - this might still be sitting in the cupboard, forgotten and unfinished!!

Take care  x


  1. Hi Joanie...long time no see! Love what you've done with this...great attention to detail and you've found/made some fabulous props. Must get hubby up in the loft to see if I have any thimble houses up there! Carol x

  2. Joanie,
    This is just precious, so glad you rescued it from the unfinished pile. I really think we all have one of those. LOL

  3. Wow Joan, all the niches in the house are just gorgeous! So glad you thought to complete the project, it's stunning. Wonderful creation!

  4. Darling! Looks like it was fun to make.

  5. Oh wow wow wow all those super gorgeous niches have so much detail, totally awesome, love it. Happy Art :-) Kezzy xxx